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  •  Thank you for writing Pluto (6+ / 0-)

    As you may know, I and other House Democrats pushed hard for a public option to be included in this bill to keep costs down. In fact, we were able to pass the public option as part of the original House version of health care reform, but it did not make it out of the Senate.  Even though we were unable to get a public option included in the bill, in its place I think we have a framework that will help control costs for consumers through different tools. Where we need to tweak legislation, from reconsideration of a public option or other changes, we should do so to make sure the health care system does work for all Americans.

    •  single payer (0+ / 0-)

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      Mr. Rogers taught us to be better than this.

      by VelvetElvis on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 03:28:05 PM PST

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    •  Thank you for responding (4+ / 0-)
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      kurt, allep10, tardis10, worldlotus

      You certainly have your work cut out for you.

      With for-profit, corporate conflict-of-interest health care as the foundation of American health, I can certainly see the need for constant law enforcement and consumer protections. It's a shame the money has to be spent on these criminal enterprizes rather than health care, itself.

      As you can see from the thin line respresenting the United States, Americans do not have their health care monitored as well as citizens of more developed nations.

      Again, thanks for the discussion. The numbers never lie.

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